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CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
. for president obama is this is a little bit of a repeat. he was in south africa just this past summer. and at that time, nelson mandela's health was so poor that it was really touch and go. you had secret service in touch with the south african counterparts for some time now. a preliminary plan was in place here. i actually spoke today with former administration officials to presidents clinton and bush who were instrumental in planning their trips to the funerals for israeli prime minister and also to the funeral for pope john paul ii. within four to six hours of nelson mandela passing away a support plane en route to south africa and secret service very quickly casing out the areas where president obama would be. that said, anderson, they say it is a monumental undertaking because some of the security issues are sort of outsourced to the host country and that could be very nerve racking for secret service. >> well, we'll be there to cover it all starting at 3:30 a.m. eastern time in the united states. we hope you'll join us for that. let us know what you think about mandela. t
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
globe attending, including president obama and the first lady, who travel to south africa next week, to pay respects, bringing along president and mrs. george w. bush. ♪ for three days, his body will lie in state in pretoria, the base of the south african government. there, the public will have the opportunity to view the former president's casket. a week from sunday, he will be buried in his ancestral home in qunu, a village on the eastern cape. >> our potential is immense. >> reporter: overnight, desmond tutu led a prayer service in cape town, calling for his countrymen to carry on mandela's legacy. >> let us reach out to one another. and let madiba's dream be our dream. >> reporter: the mood here far more celebratory than sad, as people made the choice to embrace by what was given, as opposed to being sad by what they have lost. these scenes are expected to repeat every day here in south africa, until mr. mandela is finally laid to rest. bianna, dan, back to you. >> a man who changed the world. >>> our ron claiborne has covered nelson mandela extensively throughout the years. >
PBS
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama was one of many foreign leaders who made the trip. >> for the people of south africa, for those he inspired around the globe, madiba's passing is rightly a time of mourning and a time to celebrate a heroic life. but i believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. with honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: how well have i applied his lessons in my own life? >> woodruff: we'll have a full report on the memorial service and talk with charlayne hunter gault, who was there, right after the news summary. in the central african republic, two french soldiers were killed overnight in the capital of bangui. they were on patrol in the city as part of an operation to disarm christian and muslim fighters when gunmen opened fire. it happened hours before french president francois hollande arrived to meet with the interim president, african peacekeepers and religious leaders. a major new federal regulation approved today will bar u.s. banks from trading stocks and other securities for their own profit. the federal reserve and other
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
the choice to lead. south africa kicks off 8 days to nelson mandela and leaders like president obama and predecessors will go to a service on tuesday, and many took part in prayer on sunday. lawmakers are do back in washington on tuesday and facing pressing matter before they leave town for the holidays and a massive defense bill and farm bill including controversial food stamp cuts but the most significant issue is the budget, a deal would avoid a government shut down like the one in october, more on the up coming week this congress is brian moore, brian good morning, a big week for lawmakers on capitol hill. >> it's a little bit of a replay of previous years, it's become a holiday tradition in washington playing beat the clock. congress is scrambling to get work done as most americans are getting ready to relax for the holidays and topping the agenda ending the budget bite that led to the government shut down. >> they are making progress and moving in the right direction and have not closed the deal. >> reporter: the fine print has been elusive. >> the key is not for a government s
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
trip to the embassy, president obama and first lady michelle obama boarded "air force one" to start the long, 16-hour flight to south africa, where they will attend the memorial service for nelson mandela that will be held tomorrow morning. as we speak, world leaders from every corner of the globe are on their way to south africa for that memorial service and for the funeral and other events that are going to take place there over the next few days. the american delegation to south africa includes not only president obama and the first lady, but also three former presidents, george w. bush will be there and president clinton and jimmy carter. this appears to be on the second time in u.s. history that that many presidents, four living presidents, will be together, somewhere outside the united states. the only other time that has ever happened in history was at the funeral of jordan's king hussein back in 1999, when the president was bill clinton and he was joined by three of his presidential predecessors. but four u.s. presidents all together, all at once, that will be part of the re
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
lady michelle obama will leave for south affirca to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. those details coming up. >> icy, snowy weather causes damage to their cars, cancels their flights, and strands them on the interstate. we'll give you a look at weather problems across the >> now to the latest on the worldwide mourning of nelson mandela. yesterday marked the beginning of a week's worth of memorial events honoring the former south african president. flowers and memorabilia have been set up all across south africa. mandela died late thursday at 95. the coming days will be filled with symbolism and solidarity. as well as a mix of western and african traditions. this is all what cnn had on lt. gen. solomon makgale said monday officers would "make sure people are able to grieve in a safe environment." makgale said south african police, diplomats and intelligence services had been in touch protect visiting heads of state, including u.s. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero at a stadium in the soweto township where
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
his nature. >> terry, walk us through what will happen the rest of the week there in south africa. >> reporter: well, tuesday is the big day, george. that is when president obama and the other presidents and potentates and princes will come here to south africa. join 90,000 south africans here in the fnb stadium. that is the last place the public saw nelson mandela at the 2010 world cup. he was there. he'll be there in spirit as the country says its farewell to him. there will be three days for his body to lie in state so people can come pay a personal tribute to him. on sunday, he'll be flown about 700 miles home to qunu where he'll be laid to rest in his ancestral village. his history with the united at states. he had a deep impact on our politics before setting foot on our soil. here's jonathan karl with more. on how mandela prodded, consoles, scolded, and inspired american presidents. >> reporter: nelson mandela loomed large in america long before he was freed from prison. ♪ it was 25 years ♪ that take that man away >> reporter: inspiring a mass movement against racism and
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
know, a young obama having a political awakening found his activism in the movement sparked by the people in the united states and around the world who were using boycotts and such to fight south africa. >> and they met, as we said, and there's just that one picture i think it was snapped by his driver in 2005. he's a senator from illinois. look at that. >> it's an interesting back story, because i -- the man who took it david cats traveled around all the time with him, but he's a very good photographer and always kept a camera with him and would go to other things. new to take wla would became historic pictures. that photo you showed of a silhouetted obama, it was right next to his desk. >> you know, this photograph, we are told ended up on the desk both of president obama in the white house and of nelson mandela in his office back in south africa. we all know that this past summer when nelson mandela fell ill for the last time, president obama had a trip scheduled to that part of the world. he they did not meet but he did go inside his cell in robben island. here's what he wrote.
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
astity will soon as july 1. marking the life of nelson to him, paying tribute in a township south west of johannesburg. president obama spoke about what mandela meant to him. >> over 30 years ago, while student, i learned of nelson mandela and the struggle taking place in this beautiful land. and it stirred something in me. it woke me up from -- to my to others and to myself and set me on an improbable journey that find me here today. >> at least 5000 people are expected to attend mandela's funeral on december 15. tonight on bottom line, i will be speaking with deborah gillis, catalyst to get her perspective on women in leadership. "bottom line" tonight at 7 p.m. new york time. hope to see you then. >> this week, president obama signed an extension of america's 10 year plastic gun ban after being reauthorized by congress. that took place yesterday. the original ban was set to expire and had gained attention saying that plastic guns could get past airport security. cory johnson has been following this issue. also, the chief executive of valencia design group and the grandson of a d
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
leaders are making their way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. president obama and the first lady took off on air force 1. secretary of defense chuck hagel ordered the u.s. military to transport troops from burundi to central african republic. a blast of severe weather wreaked havoc across the northeast. causing car accidents pileups, i-95 corridor from washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow. >>> the clock is ticking once again for congress. for lawmakers it is the final week of the year. both houses in washington at the same time and both houses facing a laundry list of items to be voted on. the budget, a new spending bill would help avoid a government shutdowns like the one in october. libby casey joins us from capitol hill. hammering out a budget deal isn't the only thing congress is trying to accomplish this week. what else tops that agenda? >> that's right. the farm bill expires and with that, things that affect dairy prices and subsidies, a defense bill and we are seeing some signs of movement or progress tony. leaders of the house armed services committee say they f
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
worldwide tribute happening as we speak. as dawn broke, the celebration in south africa continues, the nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. tonight, south africans remember. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embrace him as their own. >> reporter: when nelson mandela walked free after 27 years, he won the presidency, calling for racial reconciliation. and he made it work. no retribution. no trials. just forgiveness and an example to all. the world embraced nelson mandela. the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. tonight, the white house's flag is at half-staff. and this sign is up at the apollo theater. leaders in south africa are consulting with mandela's family regarding the funeral plans. but
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
you fifteen percent or more. >>> right now president obama and the first lady en route to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service scheduled for tomorrow. they left washington on "air force one" this morning along with former secretary of state hillary clinton and former president george w. bush and his wife laura. president bill clinton and jimmy carter traveling separately to the service. two lawmakers part of a delegation heading to the country, 22 house democrats as well as illinois republican and texas senator ted cruz. the memorial is expected to draw a who's who of leaders, david cameron, prince charles, afghanistan's hamid karzai and cuba's raul castro. joining me from south africa, nbc's ron allen. can you give me a sense of what it's like on the ground and the preparations that are under way. >> it's been an amazing few days since we've been here. in case you can't hear, it's raining, it's dark. there are still crowds out there chanting, choirs, is a mood of festivity, jubilation. also grief and mourning, but for the most part it's been a time of celebrating
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
michelle obama is getting ready to take off from there heading to south africa where they will attend the funeral and we will watch them walk up the steps. people in south africa are still gathering outside the home in yes johannesburg. and they will hold the memorial in a soccer area one that holds 9 5,000 people. they will hold the memorial wednesday through friday and then he will be buried in a village he grew up in. >>> now yesterday in south car a, the government called for a day of rememberance. people gathered in churches, in mosques and in synagogues paying respect to many people called the father of south africa. >>> the flight 214 was canceled and more details have been revealed about the readiness of the fire department commanders ready to deal with the crash at fso. they reported three commanders never took the training course that is required for first responders. other fire departments have chosen supervisor of those who have taken that course. >>> we will have live reports of that hearing tomorrow and on wednesday and you can follow for realtime update. and the handle
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
coming from the event at the football stadium. tens of thousands of south africans are there to pay tribute to the first black president of the country. obama and -- barack many other world leaders are in attendance. let's talk about what we are seeing as the event is unfolding. lenny joins us with more. stunning pictures coming. clearly, a huge amount focus on this event. what is the story that is going to be told? >> people are still arriving. hundreds of thousands, millions will be watching what goes on today. these are live pictures from the stadium. it is raining, but south africans are singing. they are so part of this moment, knowing they will reflect back on a leader that change this country's face. be addressingill the crowd. other people will also be addressing. we also have the president of was notd xi jinpeng able to attend, which was interesting. of state will be addressing the crowd from that country. india and cuba as well. president, the man who succeeded nelson mandela, a man that also did not finish his second term in office as well. a lot of controversy surroundin
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
encounter that senator barack obama had in a washington hotel room with nelson mandela back in 2005. a copy of it was also in mandela's office in south africa. that is somebody who the president saw, not just as a hero, as a great leader. but also as the person who awakened him to the outside world. in a sense, listening to the president, you get the sense that there would not be a president obama if it were not for nelson mandela. the very first public speech that barack obama ever gave was as a young college student in 1979, for mandela's cause, speaking out against apartheid in south africa. now, president obama hoped to meet one last time with nelson mandela in june when he traveled to south africa. i was on that trip. mandela was in no condition to meet with the president. but he did visit robben island. and there, you see him in the tiny cell that nelson mandela spent 17 years of his years in imprisonment. i can tell you, george, that was quite a trip to africa for the first african-american president. but without question, the emotional highlight of that trip was when he stepped
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama leading our nation in mourning. former south african mandela, his death 24 hours ago was not unexpected but caused a deep sense of loss and outpouring of memories and condolences. he spent 95 years on this earth. 27 of them in prison for treason. he led the crusade against
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
south africans and people all over the world can pay their respects. president obama will lead the american delegation attending the services. mr. obama said of mandela what was said of another great emancipator, abraham lincoln: "he belongs to the ages." mandela's legacy, the president said, is a free south africa at peace with itself, an example to the world. for cbs news, i'm scott pelley. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
yesterday. we are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
there over the next few days. the american delegation to south africa includes not only president obama and the first lady, but also three former presidents, george w. bush will be there and president clinton and jimmy carter. this appears to be on the second time in u.s. history that that many presidents, four living presidents, will be together, somewhere outside the united states. the only other time that has ever happened in history was at the funeral of jordan's king hussein back in 1999, when the president was bill clinton and he was joined by three of his presidential predecessors. but four u.s. presidents all together, all at once, that will be part of the remarkable scene tomorrow morning outside africa's largest soccer stadium in soweto. you may remember this from the amazingly large chorus of zu surv survzuvela. it was unclear whether or not president obama would be asked the to speak at tomorrow's memorial service at the stadium, but we now know that president obama will be one of six foreign leaders wh s who will be delive remarks at the event. it will be our president alon
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
since just the month of august. iran is the leader in executions. president obama and other dignitaries are on their way to south africa to attend tomorrow's memorial service from nelson mandela. hitching a ride on air force one th the president and michele obama, former president george w. bush and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. bill clinton and jimmy carter also expected to attend the memorial but they are traveling separately. and a collection of troubling new obamacareevelopments tonight. the architect of the president's health care law moing along substantially when it comes to the president's impetus and false declaration that we could keep our doctors if we wanted to. here is ezekiel emanuel on fox news sunday. >> didn't they s if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> yes. >> but if you want to pay more, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. andif yo want to, you can pay for it. lou: he would be called an elitist for his remarks if he were a republican, so h gets away with it as a liberal. "the wall street journal" reporting that lower
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
like him. for sunday morning, i am mark phillips. >> osgood: president and mrs. obama will be travelling to south africa to attend memorial services for nelson mandela and be accompanied by three former presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. bitter cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain continue to grip much of the country. powerful storms stretching from texas to ohio is causing power outages, treacherous driving conditions and is blamed for several deaths. it is forecast to think mid atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year-old american who barely speaks any arabic. syrian das troupe cima took first prize. >> today's weather in a word, cold, a
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. president obama will travel to south africa for the memorial along with presidents bush and clinton. they will be joined by other world figures like the pope and celebrities including bill gates and oprah. the public service will be on tuesday then mandela's body will lie in state for three days. after that his body will be flown to his home village for a private memorial. >>> here we go. here's the answer to the question, supermodel heidi klum breaking the fans of hearts around the world. revealing she'll never strut her stuff in lingerie again. >> what? >> the former victoria secret angel who turned 40 in june says the thought of walking the catwalk in her underwear makes her feel, quote, uncomfortable but she has no plans to give up model altogether. she will still do photo shoots, just with a little more clothes on. >> outrage. >> she's in that jeans ad right now where she's dancing her little booty off. she looks great. >> it's just selfish. just because it makes her uncomfortable doesn't mean it make america. >> bingo. >> think about somebody else. >> extreme weather alert, at
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
on car insurance. >>> president obama and first lady michelle on their way to south africa this morning to attend the memorial service for former south african president and anti-apartheid icon nelson mandela. former presidents jimmy carter, george w. bush and bill clinton, along with former secretary of state hillary clinton are also attending. the massive memorial service, perhaps the largest honestly in history scheduled for tuesday in johannesburg's fnb stadium where president obama is expected to sta speak. a funeral will be in nelson mandela's hometown. here's live pictures from south africa where a prayer service is being held at the nelson mandela foundation hosted by archbishop desmond tutu. >>> ron allen about a half hour away in soreto. >> reporter: yes, here we are across the street from the nelltnel nelson mandela family home. you can see there's a street party that continues on now for several days since mr. mandela's death was announced on thursday evening here. the street has been filling with marchers, with choirs, with schoolchildren, with ordinary people who h
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
applauded mandela for promoting human dignity and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
state. >>> president obama and first lady michelle are on their way to south africa to attend nelson mandela's memorial service. mean tile, tributes to the anti-apartheid icon continue to pour in. nbc's ron allen has more. >> reporter: the celebration of the life of nelson mandela continues now for yet another day. >> i'm very proud to be a south african. >> reporter: all this in anticipation of a huge event tomorrow, the memorial service at the main soccer stadium here. it seats 80,000 to 100,000 people. there will be world leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
your singing. >> reporter: across the country south africa stopped to watch and listen. president obama who received a raucous welcome from the crowd spoke about mandela's closeness to his people. >> his struggle was your struggle. his triumph was your triumph. >> reporter: four u.s. presidents attended this grand memorial service. that's never happened before overseas and they seemed to get into the festive spirit of the event. president obama joining the british and danish prime ministers in a selfie white president bush posed with bono of u 2. this may be the most controversial picture, president obama shaking hands with cuban president castro. moments later a sharp jab at repressive rulers like castro. >> there are too many leaders that claim solidarity but do not tolerate it from their own people. >> reporter: this was a family day, too. the entire mandela family here in mourning and celebration. on it went and no one seemed to want to leave to let go. >> we just have three more speakers -- >> reporter: archbishop desmond tutu, a friend of mandela tried to bring it to a close. >> i
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
games and his uniquely ironic take on politics south of the border. >> as a person, i like president obama. i don't like his politics. i'm a conservative. i would be a republican if i was down in the states. so i don't believe in all this public funded health care. we've got to pay for it. we can't afford it. what you guys are doing down there, i can't get my head around it. >> gabriel, rob ford cannot get his head around what we're doing down here. regular irony doesn't cut it. you need a 17 tier wedding cake of irony. rob ford is mayor. we took a look at the mayoral map which i put up. rob ford's base was in the suburbs. if you how he won, his support is among poor -- it's across racial lines but suburban toronto voters. they are the ones keeping in office. that blue is rob ford. >> looks like a crack crystal. >> a them act candidacy and administration. >> as far as i understand it, he basically -- the election was one of how bad could he be. i think he'll keep the taxes down. he wasn't really interrogated as a person. there was no one asking, does he smoke crack. that was not a ca
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
south africa. >> so barack obama also gave us one of the day's most memorable images. this is him shaking hands with cuba's leader. america has not had former diplomatic relations with cuba since 1959. above all the memorial was an opportunity for south africans to reflect on what mandela meant to them. >> he has made me so proud to be a south african, and i just think he embraces everything that we want for our land and i hope we're going to carry on with his legacy. >> we are all here for one golden aim. to celebrate the life of a hero. that permitted black people to operate free in their own country. >> i came here to celebrate the life of my hero, my leader, my future, my hope, someone who gave me hope. >> mike hannah is following events in johannesberg. we saw that remarkable show of unity with world leaders and people coming together. have they managed to digest and take in what happened at the stadium? >> it was very much the call for unity. it was very much the call among those who spoke from the podium, and the people sitting in the seats all around, there was that call f
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
neville with your fox news minute. president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to pay their respect to the memory of nelson mandela. the first democratically elected president of south africa died yesterday at age 95. a memorial service will be held on tuesday followed by burial on sunday. ice president joe biden says america's pledge to expand its asian footprint should not be doubted. u.s. says nearly 30,000 troops in south korea. 60 years after the end of the korean war. meeting with the president toward the end of a weeklong tour of asia aimed at reinforcing america's role as a pacific power. and a mural stenciled on the side of a gas station a british street artist known as angst he has fetched hundred $9000 at a beverly hills auction. was endless times says the nine by 8-foot work called "flower girl" was bought by an anonymous buyer. get you back to adam and cheryl. adam: wish i had that kind of money to buy anything. more than 60 monthly visitors, over $1 billion in revenue, and continues to grow at a rapid pace. our "your wish list" ser
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
for you. a live look in johannesburg, south africa. president obama will travel there for a memorial on tuesday along with president bush and clinton. mandela will be buried next sunday. he died thursday at the age of 95. >>> an iranian tv is reporting inspectors are getting a look inside one of the plants for the first time. anna? ♪ ♪ >>> well, score one for christmas. a new jersey mayor fighting the pc police renaming his town tree a christmas tree. for several years it's been called a holiday tree, and now the mayor is saying, enough is enough. the people across the nation are really rallying behind him. david fried, the mayor of robinsville township, new jersey, is here. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> thanks for being here. you've been mayor for eight years, a small town of 17,000 people. you had a menorah celebration and christmas tree lighting. what happened in 2007. >> we started calling it a holiday tree. this year they wanted to make it a tree lighting. >> they even dropped the holiday. >> they were going to drop the holiday. i said, enough is enough. we ha
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> and first president obama and other world leaders take off for south africa to honor nelson mandela. >>> this is a fox news alert, government sources confirm justice department prosecutors filed charges against a russian spy ring. it involves a group of current and former russian diplomats who ran a nine year scheme that stole $1.5 million from medicaid. they were also apparently engaged in espionage and being investigated for other reasons than just the medicaid fraud. about 50 people were charged. of those, 11 are still in the u.s. and have immunity so they can't be arrested. but the state department can send them home. topping world headlines now, dozens of world leaders, past and present, are joining with tens of thousands of others making their way to south africa to pay their final respects to the late nelson mandela. greg tal cot is in johannesberg with more. >> the world is coming to south africa to honor nelson mandela. they are testimony to the reach of a man and his message. president obama, first lady michelle and the bushes and clintons are wheels up. also well over 70
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday on sunday in south africa and today we learned that president obama and former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will attend a tuesday memorial service for nelson mandela in johannnesburg. this as family and friends remember the former leader of south africa. >> this represents the country. >> nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. on tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 905,000 people packed -- 95,000 people packed in the stadium. the former president will lie in state in the nation's legislative capitol. he will be laid to rest in the village of his boyhood. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. he was one of mandela's closest friends and his lawyer. he remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital this last few months. >> make sure you take a jacket and don't leave it behind. for a man who is critical about my jacket says something about this man. >> in the last several months of his life, a number of family's problems are public
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
up since i died last thursday. >> reporter: south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll tend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents clinton, bush and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of states. the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believe that the people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: this makeshift memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is one of the places where south africans have been gathering since his death. a weekend of mourning was topped off on sunday with a day of pray. south africans of all races and religious backgrounds sang and prayed for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. >> nelson mandela is a man who fought for me when i was not born yet. >> reporter: mandela's ex-wife was one
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 1:00am PST
have a jammed packed show tonight. president obama pushing income distribution. a politician appears to blame jewish people for the knockout game. and the annual christmas lights package all coming your way but first nelson mandela will be laid to rest in south africa on december 15th. president and mrs. obama will be there to pay their respects. he just wrapped up an interview with former president bill clinton who shared his memories with the late leader. >> he talked to me in that t prison cell as we grabbed the bars and looked out together about what it was like. s and i said tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the he best years of your life and come out a betterer man than when yo went in? . he said tihe realized they cou take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i had to give them and he decided not to give them away. he was free before he was released. >> tributes have been pouring in over the last 24 hours. >> we have lost one of the mosta influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings anu of us will share time with on thi
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am PST
south africa on december 15th. president and mrs. obama will be there to pay their respects. he just wrapped up an interview
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
throughout africa and south africa that president barack obama was on. you could see him halting and pausing as he talked about the legacy. i think it's important to note that he spoke a lot about what you've been discussing and highlighting what is important, nelson mandela's push for reconciliation for those that imprisoned him. president barack obama says one thing he talks about ask how man dell laugh was stubborn about pushing forward not just dealing through the 27 years of imprison ment. after he got out, to continue to fight for the cause of freedom. he continued to push forward. that's a legacy for many people. >> it is. one of his quotes to that end. he said, do not judge me by my successes. judge me by how many times i fell down and got back up again. >> you heard the president talk about nelson mandela saying also that he wasn't a saint. he considered himself rather a sinner trying to become a saint, trying to continue to push forward the cause of justice and freedom. trying to stress. that was one of the reasons he was so beloved around the world is that he didn't hold h
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: the white house has said that president obama will travel to south africa next week, to take part in mandala's memorial services. and it's a sign of mandala's importance as a world leader that mr. obama will be joined by former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and their wives. anthony, venita? >> bill plante at the white house this morning. >>> the world remembers nelson mandela as a fighter for justice and a great national leader. but mandala also understood the rich power of music. in tonight's 48-hour special, "nelson mandela: father of a nation" jazz legend and cbs contributor, went wibtynton marsalis shows how music became an instrument of social change in south africa. ♪ ♪ >> nelson mandela's life-long fight for freedom in south africa had a secret weapon -- music. ♪ ♪ >> one of the masters of that music, and a man who knew nelson mandela is legendary horn man, hugh masekela. we got together to remember mandala and the music that propelled a people's revolution. ♪ ♪ >> the story of nelson mandela jailed for such a long time. but what was the percep
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
visit china and south korea. that's your look at our top stories. "inside story" is next. >> healthcare.gov fixes appear to be working, but questions and challenges remain. i'm ray sa suarez and that's the "inside story." ♪ >> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchanges a checkup with the deadlines approaching fast. the obama administration says the ailing website healthcare.gov is on the mend, and close to being cured of the bugs and glitches that had the president himself apologizing. >> what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
president obama did speak by phone with nelson mandela's widow. we are learning from the associated press that at least three american presidents will forel to south africa memorial services. they will travel next week to pay their respects. they will be joined on air force one i former president george w. bush and laura bush. they gracefully accepted the invitation from the obama's. former president bill clinton also saying he planned to travel to south africa. as we leave you this evening, a look at the iconic empire state building in new york city lit up in the colors of the south african flag in tribute to the late nelson mandela. i am mark crumpton. that is it for bottom line. have a great weekend. i will see you next time. ♪
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the nelson mandela memorial in south africa. president obama was there with former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. along with former secretary of state hillary clinton. and when the president rose to speak, what an ovation. >> president barack obama. [ cheers ] >> thank you. >> the president praised mandela's moral vision and courage. but said the great leader's work is unfinished. >> we know that like south africa, the united states had to overcome centuries of racial. it took people known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. but in america and in south africa and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. and so we, too, must act on behalf of justice. we, too, must act on behalf of peace. >> mandela inspired countless people around the world including president obama who spoke from the heart in personal terms. >> it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it sent me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i wil
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
and first lady michelle obama are on their way to south africa for tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela. they left this morning on air force one along with former president george w. bush, laura bush, and hillary clinton. bill clinton's traveling separately from rio and jimmy carter will join them in johannesburg as well. only the second time in history that the current president and three former ones are together on foreign soil. also making the trip, texas republican senator ted cruz. senate democrats were asked not to go because of their busy legislative calendar this week. on the house side, aaron schock is leading a 24-member delegation. many of those members are for the congressional black caucus. president obama will speak tomorrow at the service which you can watch right here on msnbc beginning at 4:00 a.m. eastern. that's tomorrow in the morning. we'll be right back after this. >>> welcome back to "hardball." if conservatives like senator rand paul get their way, unemployment assistance will be cut to as many as 1.3 million americans at the end of this month. merry chri
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
obama is on his way to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandella. on air force one for the trip, former george w. bush wife laura and former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton but they are traveling separately. >>> in south africa, people continue to gather outside nelson mandella's house, this is video from the area this morning. they will hold a memorial at a soccer stadium that seats 9 5,000 people. then they will hold a memorial and sunday he will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. room here in the bay area, nelson mandella was honored at glide memorial church. he talked about it and as a child he used to quote, hate white people" and then he decided he was not going to do that anymore. $>>>♪ they talked about the crash of 214 at san francisco international airport. fell interview experts in a two day hearing to determine what caused that jet to crash and why a fire truck ran over a survivor killing her. then three san francisco fire commandos never took the airport disaster training course which is required.
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
. he signed a condolence book at the south african embassy in washington. president obama scheduled to speak at a memorial service for mandela tomorrow. he died last week at the age of 95. >>> police in phoenix say a man pulled out a gun in the emergency room of a hospital and turned into a three-hour standoff as the guy locked himself inside a bathroom. the cops out there for three hours. eeventually surrendered. >>> iran's opening its first ice rink in more than 30 years. the leaders outlawed ice rinks in the islamic revolution in 1979, but the view now, the new facility, will give skaters, who want to go to the olympics, a place to prepare for the 2014 games. not a single woman in the video. that's still against the law. >>> 23 minute's the hour. lots of americans with modest incomes are facing higher deductibles under president obama's healthcare law, according to "the wall street journal," which cites a report from a company that compares health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
will be tuesday in johannesburg. president obama and first lady michele will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. president bill clinton, hillary clinton,resident george w. bush, and laura bush will also be in attendance. washington d.c. will honor mandela as well with a week of tributes, including candlelight vigils at the south african embassy and the memorial service to at the washington national cathedral. that next wednesday. a deep freeze gripping much of the united states tonight. a deadly storm with arctic air packing a snelling and i see plunged hitting states from the south to the great lakes. the national weather service issuing winter storm and ice warnings for parts of texas, oklahoma, arkansas, misssippi, missouri, illinois, and indiana. in arkansas the state's governor declared a statewide emergency to make it easier for crews t repair damage to downed trees and power lines. in missouri, forecasters are warning of up to 8 inches of snow, that will fall later denied. the bad weather turning deadly in texas. at least two people were killed in car acci
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
mandela received the nobel peace prize for leading south africa away from apartheid, tens of thousands gathered to celebrate his life. in johannesburg soccer stadium, buthe rain did not dampen the mood. president obama was among those paying tribute to a man who became a global icon. >> nelson mandela reminds us that it is possible and there are ways to get it done. south africa shows that it is true. south africa shows us that we can change. that we can have a world that is defined not by our differences but our common hopes. >> many came to honor nelson mandela, we talked with people who gathered to remember the father of mod dinne modern sout. >> reporter: 6:00 a.m. in a stadium known as soccer city was quiet and then suddenly it isn't. [ singing ] >> reporter: the gates open and the energy floods in. pouring rain drives the early arrivals into the covered upper deck. where they have no problems staying warm, and no doubts about why they are here. >> we are here to to celebrate. >> coming 800 miles from cape town to dance in the aisles and be part of the massive group fare
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
and no exits that don't involve parachutes. president obama, former president bush together on a marathon flight to south africa aboard air force one. what could the hang time mean for their personal relationship? >>> plus, anderson cooper caught up with u2 front man bono as he arrives in south africa to say good-bye to his friend nelson mandela. stay with us. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulance ta
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